ESTA is the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.

ESTA Users' Night and Awards

The ESTA Users' Night and Awards of Excellence takes place in the Spring of every year and has become a hugely popular event, regularly attracting more than 500 guests.

The awards are open to companies that are members of ESTA national associations, ESTA special members and ESTA affiliates.


In 2015, there were ten categories which attracted more than 70 entries:

  • Cranes telescopic lifting capacity ≤ 120 t

  • Cranes telescopic lifting capacity > 120 t

  • Cranes Lattice Boom
  • Transport - trailer and load under 120t GCW [Gross weight]
  • Transport- trailer and load over 120t GCW [Gross weight]
  • Combined Techniques

  • Safety

  • Innovation - End User
  • Innovation - Manufacturer
  • SPMT

The crane and transport jobs of the year are awarded to an individual company for an innovative, complicated or otherwise unusual job, completed safely, professionally and to the client’s satisfaction.


Smaller companies are especially encouraged to enter.


The judging is carried out by an independent jury of experienced professionals, according to a strict points system drawn up by ESTA.


The finalists are published in advance of the awards evening, with the winners being announced on the night.

Latest ESTA News

  • ESTA submits bid for next stage of EU funding for ECOL

    ESTA submits bid for next stage of EU funding for ECOL – says scheme is needed “more than ever”
    A European crane operator licence is needed more than ever to help the industry raise standards while dealing with growing skills shortages and an ageing workforce.
    That is the view of ESTA Secretary Ton Klijn, one of the driving forces behind the ambitious ECOL project.

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  • ESTA’s SPMT best practice guide to be published in six languages

    ESTA’s SPMT best practice guide to be published in six languages
    ESTA’s well-received best practice guide for the use of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) is being translated into six languages to meet demand from across Europe.
    The new guide helps address the problem of trailers occasionally tipping over, even though existing operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed.

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Upcoming events

  • 22nd of September 2016 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles Hannover

    International exhibition for commercial vehicles.
    The International Automobile Exhibition IAA is the world's most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics.

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  • 12th of October 2016 JDL Med, Marseille, France

    JDL Med, October 12-14th, 2016, Marseille, France

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  • 22nd of November 2016 BAUMA China, Beijing, China

    BAUMA China, November 22-25, 2016, Beijing, China

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